Renovation of the Law Tax offices
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015
SVET VMES x LJUDJE
October 1st, 2020
SVET VMES has a new graphic identity!! A BIG THANK YOU goes to Ljudje design studio, especially to Emil Kozole and Miha Artnak who in the past few months guided us through their creative process!
We love the end result, hope you do too!
EXPO: Interiors 1990 - 2015
September 30th, 2020
Two of our projects were shortlisted for the exhibition that gives an overview of Slovene iconic interiors built between 1990 - 2015, titled "Can Future Have a Rerun?
The selected works will be on display at Kresija Gallery in the city centre of Ljubljana, from 8th of October - 10th of November 2020.
Homage to Togetherness
July 22nd, 2020
Proud to be part of the 29th Session of Skopje Summer School of Architecture as members of the International jury at the Student Architectural Competition »The Last Resort – Remembering Spatial Patterns of Togetherness« that invites students "to remember, explore, learn, think of spatial patterns that promote the socially interactive, inclusive, integrative, playful, empathetic, the interstitial" through small scale projects in the village of Lazaropole.
July 6th, 2020
SVET VMES competition proposal for the 11-unit, wooden kindergarten in Bohinjska Bistrica, designed as an intertwined cluster of barns – typical local farm buildings in the Bohinj Alpine region.
Take a look!
NEW: Poljane School Square
April 26th, 2020
SVET VMES in collaboration with MEDPROSTOR recently completed a new public square in front of Poljane Grammar School where the design language applied in the school's atrium is used to create a new square identity and emphasis in the urban system of public spaces and markets of Ljubljana.
Honorable mention for Phase I
March 15th, 2020
SVET VMES in collaboration with landscape architect, assist. prof. Darja Matjašec and TERROIR Pty Ltd Architects from Sydney Australia were awarded with honorable mention at the Open Anonymous Urban planing - Phase I Competition for the University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Pharmacy new educational buildings.
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February 28th, 2020
We recently participated in a new short film project initiated by OUTSIDER Architectural Magazine in collaboration with film director Blaž Završnik. The aim of the project is to 'excavate' associations of various Slovene architects connected with the selected images displayed in front of them. In this edition Ana Kreč gave it a try. Take a look!
Kranj Grammar School on TV Ambienti
November 7th, 2019
A series of SVET VMES renovations at Kranj Grammar School were recently presented on TV Ambienti Show. Click for more details.
Photo: Matevž Paternoster
Increased Honorable Mention!
July 4th, 2019
SVET VMES was awarded with an increased honorable mention at the Open Anonymous Architectural Competition for 27-unit Primary School Preska in Medvode.
EXPO: We're Renovating!!!
April 15th, 2019
Our renovations at Poljane Grammar School in Ljubljana, namely the Pebble Atrium and 9 Frames Hall project are part of "We're Renovating" Exhibition, curated by MAO in close cooperation with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia. The exhibition will be on show from 18th April - 20th October 2020 in MAO - Museum of Architecture and Design.
Nomination for Plečnik Medal
April 15th, 2019
We are honored to announce that SVET VMES received the grand jury nomination for 2019 Plečnik Medal for Contribution to the Enrichment of Architectural Culture with our Architectural Research Project on Intermediate Schools Spaces through Construction of Case Studies at the prestigious Plečnik Awards. At the same time we congratulate all the award recipients!
Architecture "On the Edge"
April 8th, 2019
On Thursday, 11th of April 2019, at 6:00 pm, Jure Hrovat of SVET VMES will give a lecture at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade as part of the accompanying events of the 41. Architecture Salon with an overarching theme titled: "On the edge" that looks into activism in architecture. We hope to see you there!
Interview with OHS
March 28th, 2019
"Slovene architects have very little impact on the quality of educational architecture through competitions since they reach less than 1% of the entire number of existing educational buildings (counting public kindergartens, primary, secondary schools and faculty buildings). Everything else falls under public tenders where the lowest price still dictates the building quality and research behind it which is too often scarce."
EXPO: Practice in a box
February 28th, 2019
We're part of a travelling exhibition 'PRACTICE IN A BOX', disseminating the approaches of creative practice research.
Photo: Paul Dielemans
NEW: 'CoApt' Apartments
February 23rd, 2019
COAPT represents a neologism, which in English means 'bring together'. The basic concept is composed of a hybrid integration of small private accommodation units, whether micro-apartments or individual rooms, and their upgrading with a larger common space shared by users. Click for further info!
Thank you for your vote!
January 9th, 2019
Our research project: ''Loaded Nooks as a stimuli for new insights and a vessel towards debate on systemic change'' takes part in this year's Future Architecture Platform Call for Ideas with 356 other proposals from 60 countries.
We would highly appreciate your support! Thank you!
MIZŠ October Events
October 20th, 2018
On 25.10., SVET VMES will participate in a debate organized by the Slovene Ministry of Education, Science and Sport where various initiatives, research results, examples of good practices, exchange of experiences and professional dilemmas in the field of renovation or construction of new public kindergartens and schools will be presented. These events will take place every Thursday in October, at 1:00 pm, at the main hall of the MIZŠ building.
Photo: Miran Kambič
Renovation of Poljane Grammar School
October 15th, 2018
A series of SVET VMES renovations at Poljane Grammar School were recently presented on RTV SLO Culture evening show.
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Days of Architects 2018
October 6th, 2018
Ana Kreč of SVET VMES will participate with a lecture at this year's Day of Architects, with a theme "Public Architecture - Public Space". The event will take place at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), on Friday, the 12th of October, at 4:30 pm.
Hope to see you there!
do.co.mo.mo. student workshop
August 13th, 2018
Jure Hrovat and Ana Kreč will co-tutor the DOCOMOMO International Student Workshop: "EDUCATION TO EVERYBODY", STRUCTURES IN LJUBLJANA, from 24th - 28th of August 2018. The workshop will be part of the 15th International DOCOMOMO Conference "METAMORPHOSIS", THE CONTINUITY OF CHANGE, held in Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana from 28th - 31st of August 2018.
NEW: The Alphabet!
August 6th, 2018
Second intervention at Kranj Grammar School transforms the unused classroom in the school's attic into a leisure place. 25 letters of Slovene Alphabet are used as large scale interior furniture that pupils can use during the school brakes. Giant letters hide the existing roof structure, making two previously detached spaces - classroom and the nearby corridor, work as one, connected space.
Photo: M. Paternoster
1st prize for Kočevje Kindergarten!
July 4th, 2018
We are excited to announce that SVET VMES won 1st prize at the Open Anonymous Architectural Competition for a 16-unit kindergarten in Kočevje, Slovenia.
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NEW: Soča footbridge
July 3rd, 2018
We participated in the competition for the new footbridge over Soča river in Tolmin, Slovenia. The challenge for us was to design a 110 m long pedestrian bridge as a timber frame structure with a CLT curved pitched roof.
NEW: Entrance Hall 1810
April 30th, 2018
Our intervention in the existing entry hall, located in the oldest grammar school in Slovenia - Kranj Gymnasium, built in Austro-Hungarian times, proposes a series of large scale numbers as pieces of furniture that commemorate the year of 1810 when Auguste de Marmont, the most influential Governor of Illyrian Provinces, established Écoles centrales - among them a lyceum in Kranj.
Photo: Matevž Paternoster
AB Architect's Bulletin 213.214
March 19th, 2018
We contributed to the latest issue of Slovene Magazine for Architectural Theory - AB, dedicated to Slovene architect, modernist Emil Navinšek (1904–1991) - author of numerous corridor-free schools in Slovenia post WW2. With an article 'Places of Delight - Places D' Ana Kreč introduces the notion of delight - the missing component in Slovene educational architecture, governed by the outdated legislation for designing school buildings.
Classroom of the Future Conference!
January 17th, 2018
SVET VMES will participate in the ARHIED 2018 -"Classroom of the Future" Conference where we will join other architects in discussion "How Changing Classroom Design Could Change Learning". The conference will take place at Hotel & SPA resort "Terme Zreče", on the 2nd of February, 2018 in Zreče, Slovenia. Hope to see you there!
NEW: Block on Wall
December 15th, 2017
We just finished a new scheme design proposal for holiday retreat studios located on Hvar Island in Croatia. Here, the guests, by moving through private, semi-private, semi-public and public spaces, explore the many layers of the stone walls and adjust the intensity of socializing.
Architecture of In-between Spaces
November 20th, 2017
"SVET VMES points to the beauty and importance of the 'in-between', those ambiguous zones in school architecture that should not at all be understood as something that can be wasted, but rather as an essential identity of the premises" writes Mateja Panter in the latest issue of PIRANESI Magazine.
NEW: AC Pentlja P+R
November 14th, 2017
A recently completed masterplan proposal for a new Park and Ride Terminal with a short term accommodation, supermarket, food court and business center, located at the south-western edge of Ljubljana.
Three Containers project in AIT
November 15th, 2017
Our project for a new physical therapy center, located in Ljubljana, Slovenia (this year's recipient of the 2017 Interior Wooden Icon Award at the Month of Design), is featured in the latest, November issue of German AIT Magazine focusing on Health and Spa. Click for further reading!
2017 Wooden Icon Award!
October 19th, 2017
We're happy to announce that we received a 2017 WOODEN ICON AWARD in the interior category for our project "THREE CONTAINERS" New Physio Therapy Clinic Artros Reha at the Month of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Photo: Matevž Paternoster
A well-designed school promotes spatial education
October 13th, 2017
"Architects should be more daring when designing the in-between spaces. They should constantly question the existing spatial typologies and develop some kind of enthusiasm for these interstitial spaces, since they are the plasma of our cities and buildings." From the Interview in HIŠE Magazine No. 98
Sociological Conference 2017
September 28th, 2017
Ana Kreč of SVET VMES will participate in a round table discussion: Sustainability and Fluidity in Space, within the spatial section of the Annual Sociological Conference with an overarching theme: Sociological Imagination: A Potential for Social Change in the 21st century. The event will take place on Friday, the 28th of September from 12.20 am - 1.50 pm at Hotel Sport, Otočec.
See you there!
1st prize for Pebble Atrium!
November 13th, 2017
This weekend we were awarded with a Golden medal in the category: "Landscape Architecture and City Design" at the 7th International Biennial of Young Architects - Leonardo 2017 in Minsk.
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Photo: Matevž Paternoster
3rd prize for the Home of Health
July 10th, 2017
We are super happy to announce that we received a 3rd award at the architectural competition for the new extension of Nova Gorica Health Center - phase III.
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July 9th, 2017
In the latest Outsider Magazine you can read about our new permanent exhibition set up that commemorates our poet, priest and journalist Valentin Vodnik (1758 - 1819). Located in his homestead in Šiška district in Ljubljana, the exhibition positiones three 'cabinets of curiosities' in open gallery space. By wondering around and turning wooden plates, we find out more about Vodnik legacy and his life.
Source: Outsider Magazine
Three Containers in HIŠE 101
May 26th, 2017
"Three Containers" - a new physical therapy centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia is featured in HIŠE #101 Magazine accompanied with mini interview. Click for further reading.
Open houses Slovenia 2017
April 11th, 2017
OHS Festival Slovenia is going to open the doors for all the enthusiasts who wish to see the newly designed buildings and interiors. SVET VMES is participating with "9 Frames Hall" project, a renovation of an entry hall at Poljane Grammar School, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, completed in September 2015. Meeting point: In front of the building, Strossmayerjeva 1, on Saturday, 22nd of April, 2017, 11:00 am.
Hope to see you!
2nd prize for the Office Interior
March 30th, 2017
Our project "Rotating Wall" CMS - RRH Law Tax Offices was awarded 2nd prize for the Office Interior at the ARHIOF 2017 - Office of the Future Conference. Jury: Dean Lah, ENOTA, Ljubljana, Igor Franić, SZA, Zagreb, Maroje Mrduljaš, FA Zagreb.
Arhitektura Inventura 2017
February 7th, 2017
An inventory of architecture, organised by the Architects’ Society of Ljubljana, takes place every two years. This year's official opening is on February 13th at 8:00 pm, in the Grand Reception Hall of Cankarjev dom.
During this event, on February 23rd at 5:15 pm, Jure Hrovat and Ana Kreč will be giving a short presentation which is part of six lecture series, grouped under a common theme: "Architects have solutions - how to realize them?"
NEW: ALUO Competition!
December 20th, 2017
This summer SVET VMES participated in the Open, Anonymous, Single-stage, Architectural Competition for the reconstruction and extension of the New Academy of Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
We didn't win but nevertheless, we believe the project is still really good!
Rotating Wall Office in HIŠE 96
November 9th, 2016
Our renovation of the CMS RRH Law Tax Office in Ljubljana, Slovenia is featured in the latest issue of HIŠE Magazine.
Take a look!
Practice Research Symposia
November 8th, 2016
On Saturday, 26th of November 2016, Ana Kreč will be giving her third PhD in-progress presentation in the upcoming ADAPT-r Practice Research Symposium. The main focus will be on 'Society of places'. Venue: University of Westminster Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS United Kingdom Time: 1:30 - 2:20 pm
ADAPT-r Final Exhibition!
October 30th, 2016
SVET VMES is proud to be part of major ADAPT-r exhibition that explores the research processes of working artists, architects and designers who're revealing the diverse approaches to how they do what they do. From digital designers to landscape architects, brand designers to design activists, painters to performance artists, ADAPT-r presents the myriad approaches to the creative process. Join us in London at Ambika P3 Hall, from 26 November – 18 December 2016!
Double Lecture on Thursday!
October 23rd, 2016
On Thursday 27th of October 2016, there will be a double lecture by architects and PhD researchers Jo Liekens (STUDIOLOarchitectuur) and Ana Krec (SVET VMES) at Faculteit Architectuur KU Leuven, Campus Gent, Lokaal 23 BK, Alexianenplein, 9000 Gent, starting at 2 pm. Chosen themes are: Walls and membranes: a micro-political aesthetics and Playscapes: Designing in the 'in-between' realm. Hope to see you there!
Practice based PhD Seminar
October 18th, 2016
Ana Krec will present her current stage of practice based research at Mini Seminar and Workshop at NTNU, Trondheim School of Architecture and Fine Arts in Norway, on Thursday, the 21st of October, at 2 pm. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and is open to students, staff and general public.
Beijing Design Week!
September 5th, 2016
SVET VMES was selected among 30 architecture design agencies to participate in Beijing Design Week 2016 with a theme - Future Urban Space Creative Design - from September 27th - 28th, hosted in Beijing Millennium Monument Theater.
9 Frames project selected!
July 6th, 2016
99 projects from 22 countries were selected to be showcased in the main exhibition “Drifting Architecture”, at the 2016 edition of East Centric Architecture Triennale. Drifting Architecture will be exhibited in the Media Foyer of the iconic National Theatre in Bucharest from September 16th until October 9th.
Learning from Europa project!
June 8th, 2016
This Wednesday we had an interview with Johan Soubise & Maïlys Gangloff - two young designers from Lyon in France who're traveling around Europe to discover and share design approaches in the design and architecture fields. The final goal of this adventure is to showcase their discoveries through an exhibition and conferences at art and design schools, public venues, etc. It was really nice to meet you guys! Have a great and inspiring journey!
Slovene School Museum
May 20th, 2016
Our renovation proposal for The Permanent Exhibition at the Slovenian School Museum in Ljubljana, adds an interactive black box and a thick exhibition wall, where school ambiances and teaching methods from The Prehistorical Era to The Modern Times are presented.